Kuang-Yao Yang is the Director of the Respiratory Therapy Division of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, a position he has held since 2015. He is also a Professor at the School of Medicine of the National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Professor Yang obtained his medical degree from the Taipei Medical University in Taipei, Taiwan. He subsequently completed his residency and a fellowship at the Department of Chest Medicine of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital and obtained a PhD from the National Yang-Ming University. From 2001 to 2002 he was a Research Scholar in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (University of Colorado Denver), USA. In 2008 he was a Visiting Physician affiliated to the Lung Transplantation Program of the Berlin Heart Institute, Germany. Professor Yang is a member of several societies and is currently the Chair of the Critical Care Committee at the Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, as well as the Vice President of the Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine, a position he has held since 2019.
Aside from his contributions in clinical research, Professor Yang has also published extensively since 2010, with over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2007 and 2011, he became a member of the editorial board of Taiwan Critical Care Medicine and International Scholarly Research Notices, respectively, and since 2008, he has been an advisory editor for Thoracic Medicine in Taiwan.
Larry Lee-Ying Soo
Jozef Kesecioglu is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He completed his medical education and training in anesthesia and intensive care at the Medical School of University of Istanbul, Turkey, where he was later appointed as the head of the intensive care. After moving to the Netherlands in 1989, he worked in Erasmus Medical Center and Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam as anesthetist and pediatric intensivist respectively. He moved to Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam as the deputy director and has become interim director in the same department, before taking up his current position in 2002 in University Medical Center in Utrecht. He has re-organised the four intensive cares and made one department of it before designing and moving to the new, award winning, state-of-the-art ICU. He is currently the chair of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine.
Professor Kesecioglu was Chairman of the Ethics Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). After finishing his term, he worked in the Executive Committee of ESICM as the elected Chair of the Division of Scientific Affairs. He has also represented ESICM in the workgroup concerning "An official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy Statement: Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units". In 2016, he is has become the President Elect of ESICM. Presently he is the President of ESICM until October 2020.
Professor Kesecioglu has authored around 130 published or in-press peer-reviewed papers and has been giving lectures in various scientific meetings. His main interests are ethics, intensive care environment and selective decontamination of the digestive tract.
Superintendent, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch Professor, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei, TAIWAN President, Taiwan Society of Cardiology (2018.6 -2020.5) President, Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine (2019.10-2022.10)
1978.10-1985.06 M.D., College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei TAIWAN
1991.09-1994.05 Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN ( Advisors:Professors Wen-Pin Lien and Che-Ming Teng)
1993.08-1996.07 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital
1996.08-2000.01 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital
2000.02-2005.01 Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital
2005.02-2008.07 Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital
Membership in National and International Societies:
Since 1993 Member of Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, Taiwan
Since 1993 Member of American Society of Echocardiography
Since 1994 Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
Honors and Awards:
1985 Top 3 Graduates, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University
1991 Paper of the Year, Taiwan Medical Chen-Hsing Foundation
2009 Excellence of Teaching Award, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch
Publications:more than 200 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Choi is a Director of Department of Medical Administration of Hsinchu MacKay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, He graduated from Taipei Medical University in 1988, and obtained his Master in Medical Science in 2003. He is the Assistant Professor of Taipei Medical University Graduate Institute of Injury Prevention and Control.
Dr. Choi is the Board of Directors (Asia Representative) of International Fedration for Emergency Medicine (IFEM), the Immediate-Past President of the Asian Society for Emergency Medicine (ASEM), the Founder & President of Taiwan Society of Simulation in Acute and Critical care Medicine, and the Past President of Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine (2010~2014).
Dr. Choi’s Board Certified Specialty include Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine and Aviation Medicine.
2001 – today (full) Professor in Intensive Care Medicine Chairman department of Intensive Care, University Hospital VU medical centre, Amsterdam 1998 – 2001 Associate professor in Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Surgery, VUmc, Amsterdam 1991 – 1998 Senior consultant and lecturer, ICU, department of Surgery, University Hospital Groningen 1991 – today Intensivist-internist 1997 – today Clinical pharmacologist
1991 – 1998 Lecturer in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, State University Groningen, NL 1998 – today Involved in educational programme University VU, Amsterdam:Intensive Care Medicine (and Emergency Medicine) 1998 – 2002 Deputy responsible for (postgraduate) training in Intensive Care Medicine, VUmc 2002 – today Primary responsible (trainer) for (postgraduate) training in Intensive Care Medicine, VUmc 2001 – today Professor/lecturer for emergency medicine and intensive care medicine
1984 Registered as MD in Dutch Board 1991 PhD thesis, State University of Groningen (Title: Clinical Aspects of new dopamine agonists) 1991 Register as Internist in Dutch Specialist Registration Board (SRC) 1993 Registered as intensivist 1997 Registered as clinical pharmacologist
1977 Diploma Gymnasium beta (High school) 1984 MD, State University Groningen 1991 PhD, State University Groningen 1981 Qualified teacher in gymnastics
- Member Editorial Board Netherlands Journal of Medicine 1997-present - European Editorial Advisory Board member. Care of the Critically Ill. - The Journal for Critical Care Professionals. (1998-2006) - Member editorial board “Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Intensive Care” (1993 – 2002) - Member editorial board Netherlands Journal for Critical Care (2003 - 2007) - Member editorial board Hospital ICU management (2004 – present) - Member editorial Board Intensive Care Medicine (2013-today)
- Chairman Dutch board for training in Intensive Care Medicine(2003-2009) - 2003 Chairman European Congress of the ESICM, Amsterdam - Chairman Subcommittee for Determination of Levels of Intensive Care on behalf of The Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement(CBO) - International advisor Irish Healthcare Authorities for the organization of Intensive Care in Ireland (2008-2009) - Chairman national intensive care guideline, 2010-2011 - Former Dutch representative in ESICM council - Member board European Diploma in Intensive Care - Member European Board of Intensive Care Medicine - Chairman National Audit commission for quality of Intensive Care (2004-2012) - Chairman EDIC part 2 examination European Diploma in Intensive Care for the Netherlands (2013-2017) - Secretary and member Executive Committee of ESICM(European Society of IntensiveCare Medicine) (2015- 2018) - Chair Division of Scientific Affairs (DSA) of ESICM - Member of Dutch Society of Clinical Pharmacology, British Pharmacological Society, Dutch Society of Intensive Care, ESICM
Fluent speech: Dutch, French, German, and English Basic speech: Spanish
TSCCM Organising Co-Chair
Name: (David), Wei-Chun Huang
Dr. Wei-Chun Huang is a director in department of critical care medicine in Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, a national tertiary medical center in Taiwan. He is the chair of Scientific Committee of the Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM). He received his medical degree from National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan) in 1995 and PhD from University of Bristol, UK in 2011.
His clinical and research interests include acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary hypertension, sepsis, quality improvement, critical care, and ICU database. Dr. Huang authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and invited as faculty in more than 22 national and international conferences. Moreover, he is both Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FESC). He is also Fellow in Healthcare Quality and Safety from International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).
His department received more than 420 international and national research and quality control awards and is the only critical center received Golden national medical quality award and international Hospital Federation grand award golden winner.
TSECCM Organising Co-Chair
Name: (Tony), Yu-Chang Yeh
Dr. Yu-Chang Yeh is a Clinical Associate Professor of Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), an anesthesiologist (2004), and an intensivist (2006). He is the chair of Scientific Committee of the Taiwan Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (TSECCM) and vice chair of the Research Committee and the Honorary Secretary General of TSECCM. He is also the Secretary General of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM). He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, Yang-Ming University (Taiwan) in 1998 and PhD from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University in 2012. His clinical and research interests include microcirculation, sepsis, blood purification, extracorporeal life support, therapeutic sedation and analgesia, perioperative care of kidney transplant, and ICU database. Dr. Yeh authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and invited as a speaker more than 120 national and international conferences. He acts as reviewer for more than 20 international journals and member of the editorial board of 5 journals in anesthesiology and critical care medicine.
Dorji Harnod, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Harnod is the current Secretary GeneralofTaiwan Society of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine (TSECCM), Taiwan, ROC. He is currently working as secretary of medical affairat theFu Jen Catholic University Hospitaland Assistant Professor at Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan.
After graduating fromTaipei Medical University, Taiwan in 1995, he completed his residency training in Shin Kong Memorial Hospital, Taiwan and got the Board of Emergency in 1998. He was a clinical research fellow in the Department of Emergency at University of Alberta Hospital at 1999, in the Department of Emergency & Toxicology at Bellevue Hospital at 2000. He received his Ph.D degree in Medical Sciences in 2014 from the National Taiwan University. He was the Director of Department ofEmergency and Critical Care Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital, Taiwan from 2017~2019.
Dr. Harnod is not only specialized as an intensivist but also an emergency physician. He is also the instructors of critical care medicine and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Pediatric Life support (APLS), Advanced Intoxication Life support (AILS). Currently, Dr. Harnod is the Secretary General of Taiwan Society of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine (TSECCM), He is also the Honorary President of the Taiwan Emergency Medical Technician Association (TEMTA). He has more than 20 publications of original articles, case reports, and review papers being published in peer review journals covering research fields of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Trauma and Stroke.
Chien-Hua Huang, MD. PhD Chairmen and clinical professor of Department of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Chien-Hua Huang received medical doctorate degree from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1993, and Ph.D. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 2007 respectively. Since 1993, he joined Dept. of Internal Medicine and Cardiology fellowship training and Dept. of Emergency Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), Taiwan, as a resident, and was promoted as an attending physician since 1999. He visited Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, in 2002-2004 as a research fellow. Currently, he serves as Chairmen and clinical professor of Department of Emergency Medicine, NTUH. Major interests in research include clinical and basic researches of resuscitation medicine, post-cardiac arrest care and acute critical cardiac care. He is the current chairman of Scientific Committee of Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine.
Dr Sui-Sum Kung is an attending Neurointensivist and Neurosurgeon. He is also member of Taiwan Surgery Association, Taiwan Neurosurgical Association, and Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is the chair of Neurocritical Care Committee, Taiwan Neurosurgical Society since 2019.
Education and Professional Experiences: 1. Member of Taiwan Surgery Association 2. Member of Taiwan Neurosurgical Association 3. Member of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine 4. Instructor of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine 5. Chairman, Neurocritical care committee, Taiwan Neurosurgical Society (2019~ ) 6. Member of board of directors, Taiwan Neurotrauma Association (2018~ ) 7. Member of United State Neurocritical care society (2010~ ) 8. Member of education committee, Taiwan society of Emergency and Critical care medicine (2018~) 9. Member of critical care committee, Taiwan Surgical Association (2019~) 10. Chinese congress of Neurosurgery – Neurocritical care board member (2014~2017) 11. Vice-chairmen of traumatic brain injury committee, The International Chinese Federation of Neurosurgical Sciences (2018~) 12. Chinese Critical care association of Physician – Neurocritical care board member (2016~) 13. Taiwan National Defense Medical College, Adjunct Lecturer
Research Interests Acute lung injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Mechanical ventilation Critical care medicine Pulmonary infection
Position and Employment: 2019-present Board member of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine 2018-present Board member of Asia Ventilator Forum 2018-present Chief of Critical Care and Respiratory Therapy, Taichung Veterans General Hospital 2018-present Joint Appointment Assistant Professor, School of Science, Tunghai University, Taichung 2016-2019 Deputy Secretary in General of Taiwan Society of Critical Care Medicine 2014-2017 Executive Secretary of Taiwan Society of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 2011-2018 Director of Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Taichung Veterans General Hospital